My name is Cristina and my mom Diane is only 51 with Alzheimer's. I am raising money for hope that one day there will be a cure for Alzheimer's. So people like my mom and my family don't need to suffer and go through this long heart breaking journey. So others don't have to watch their loved one slowly decline right in front of them without being able to do anything to stop it. Not only are you experiencing the continual, gradual loss of your loved one, but you also never know when the losses are coming. Alzheimer’s is unpredictable. We can’t anticipate what’s coming. We don’t know when the little pieces will be lost for good, so we never get the chance to say goodbye to any of them. We don’t get the chance to appreciate and enjoy what we have before it’s gone. If you knew today would be the last day your loved one ever spoke, you would make sure you spent the day listening to his voice, burning it into your mind and heart forever. But Alzheimer’s doesn’t give us that luxury. I came across this in a blog I follow, "Some people still don’t understand how horrific Alzheimer’s disease really is. It’s not just that your loved one forgets things sometimes. It’s so much more. The pain that a family experiences losing a loved one, slowly, little by little, is unlike any other. The helplessness of standing by, watching while your loved one is stolen right out from under your feet, is unmatched. Alzheimer’s is an unforgiving, unrelenting, menacing disease and there is nothing else like it."
This cruel disease needs to be stopped. I will fight for my mom and others suffering!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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